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  • Local |Fort Riley | May 15, 2014

    WWII vets share stories, get taste of modern training


    It was a bit surreal to see World War II veterans holding modern weapons and shooting at a giant screen of computer-generated enemies Wednesday morning as a part of Fort Riley’s effort to honor the Battle of the Bulge and those who survived it.

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 15, 2014

    Residents consider Manhattan’s future

    If some residents have their way, the Manhattan of the future will have more green space, better bicycle access and clean air. Around 80 residents offered their opinions Wednesday on how the Manhattan area should address planning for future growth over the next two decades. The

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 15, 2014

    Schulz proposes 5-percent tuition increase for KSU

    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz proposed a 5-percent tuition and fee hike for 2015 at Wednesday’s Kansas Board of Regents meeting. The increase, he said, would help give pay raises to university faculty and support staff, while putting money away for the school’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 15, 2014

    RCPD struggles to deal with safety at Pillsbury

    With summer around the corner, crowds have begun making their way to Pillsbury Crossing, and John Doehling, assistant director of the Riley County Police Department, said the public needs to keep safety in mind Thursday morning. He also relayed horror stories the RCPD has already

  • Local |Kansas State University |Arts, Leisure | May 15, 2014

    ‘Mid Century Moderne’ on display

    An exhibit called “Mid Century Moderne: fashion, furnishings and furniture a la Mad Men” continues through May 23 in the William Kemper Gallery at the Kansas State University Student Union. The popular 1960s’ theme was chosen to coincide with the season finale of the hit television

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 14, 2014

    Commissioners want more from developers applying for benefit districts

    City commissioners came to a consensus on Tuesday about the need for two forms that developers would submit when applying for a benefit district. Since the topic was a discussion item on a work session agenda, deputy city manager Jason Hilgers said it will come

  • Local |Education | May 14, 2014

    Area schools listed among top 20 in state


    Three area schools were recognized as being among the top schools in Kansas for college prep by U.S. News and World Report. The schools were Wamego High School ranked at No. 8, Rock Creek Jr. Sr. High School at No. 15 and Manhattan High School at

  • Local | May 14, 2014

    Time to begin planning Manhattan Day gatherings

    Planning is underway for the annual Manhattan Day celebration. The celebration of the community’s founding is held the first Saturday in June, to mark the occasion in 1855 when two groups of settlers joined together to form Manhattan. This year, the date is Saturday, June 7.

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 14, 2014

    Umbehr gets Libertarian nod for governor

    Alma attorney and jack-of-all trades Keen Umbehr says he’s excited to represent the Libertarian Party in the Kansas gubernatorial race. Umbehr recently was named the party’s nominee. Now, he plans to face Republican incumbent Sam Brownback. “As your governor, I will uphold the

  • Local |Government, Politics | May 14, 2014

    Workshop to focus on Manhattan’s future

    Residents can have a say Wednesday in the future growth goals of the Manhattan area. Interactive workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. for Manhattan Area 2035, the community-based effort to update the Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy. There

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